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Candler Sarah, 84, died Monday in Atlanta, Ga. She was born in Kendallville to Elmer Ellsworth and Lena (Orr) McCray. She was a 1930 Kendallville High School graduate. In 1936 she married Dr. Robert West Candler. He preceded her in death. Her father came to Kendallville in 1867 and organized McCray Refrigerator & Cold Storage Co. in 1890. She was secretary/treasurer of the company, which was purchased in 1966 by Litton Industries and closed in 1974. She was a graduate of Northwestern University and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and First Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. Surviving are 2 daughters, Sarah Schilling of Augusta, Ga., and Carolyn Donovan of Savannah, Ga.; 2 sons, Peter and Robert Candler of Atlanta; 8 grandchildren, Sally Seeds, Merry Jenkins, Matthew, Peter, Catherine and Robert Candler and Catherine and Lawrence Donovan. Memorial service at Patterson Spring Hill Thursday. + 2-6-1996
Canen Charles V, 77, R. 1, Wawaka, died Sunday (d. 5-21-1978) at his residence. Born in Elkhart County Feb. 3, 1901, he was the son of Samuel and Ella (Werntz) Canen. He married Maude Morley in 1947. He was a retired farmer. Survivors are the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Blanton; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Lewis (Virginia) Rawles, Wolcottville; two stepsons, John W. Franks, Falls Church, Va., and Jack A. Franks, Sturgis, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Havens, Mrs. Ruth Fore, Elkhart, and Mrs. Maude Tarnecy, Fla.; one brother, Albert, Goshen. Funeral will be Wednesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-?-1978
Canen Maude L, 83, of Wawaka, died Tuesday in McCray Hospital. She was born Aug. 18, 1905 in Elkhart, the daughter of Edgar Jr. and Agnes (Pettit) Morley. She first married William Franks, who died in 1937. Her second husband, Charles V. Canen, died in 1978. She was a member of Brimfield United Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Virginia Rawles of Wolcottville and Ellen Blanton of Wawaka; two sons, John W. Franks of Falls Church, Va., and Jack A. Franks of Sturgis, Mich.; three grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services will be Thursday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 2-28-1989
Canniff Marvin E, 56, of R. 4, Albion, died Oct. 28, 1988 at Whitley County Hospital. Formerly of the Pierceton area, he had resided near Albion for about two years. He was born Dec. 23, 1931 in Dowagiac, Mich., a son of George "Buss" and Evelyn Bright Canniff. He had been an employee of the Dalton Gang Inc. of Warsaw. He was a member of Sons of the American Legion Post 98, Columbia City. Surviving are his mother, Evelyn Canniff of Dowagiac; three brothers, Doyle of Dowagiac, Gary of Cincinnati, and Robert of Fuseburg, N.Y.; and a close friend, Georgia Bell. Funeral was Monday at the funeral home. Burial, Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton. + 10-28-1988
Cannon Earl S, 43, died Saturday in a Portsmouth, O., hospital of pneumonia. Surviving are one son, Edwin E.; the mother, Mrs. Alice Cannon of Stroh; three sisters, Mrs. John R. Baker of Wolcottville, Mrs. T. E. Goodson of Chattanooga, Tenn., Mrs. Shirley Parr of Pleasant Lake; one brother. Funeral was Tuesday in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1938
Cantwell Howard C, 82, died October 2, 2000 in his home near Rome City. He was born November 20, 1917 in Fort Wayne to Richard and Anna (Firks) Cantwell. On January 7, 1950 in Fort Wayne he married Mary DeWald. She survives. He served in the U.S. Army as a captain during WW II, having served in Africa, Sicily and Italy. He was a graduate of Fort Wayne Central High School and had a 3-year degree from the University of Southern California. He was a member of St. Gaspar's Catholic Church near Rome City, VFW Post 2749, Kendallville, and member and past commander of American Legion Post 381 in Rome City. He was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, served as Orange Twp trustee 1983-87 and was past president of the Rome City town council. Also surviving are 4 sons and 3 daughters-in-law, John and Margaret Cantwell of Bloomington, Daniel and Jill Cantwell of Auburn, Timothy and Patricia Cantwell of Kendallville, and Howard Cantwell of Fort Wayne; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Susan Cantwell of Naples, Fla., and Annette and Gary Leis of LaOtto; 9 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Richard, Paul, Robert, Calvin and Thomas. Services Friday in St. Gaspar's Church. Burial, St. Gaspar's Cemetery. ~ 10-5-2000
Capesius Nicholas, about 55, (b. 3-9-1897) an employee of the General Electric Broadway Plant in Fort Wayne, died Sept. 18, 1952 at his Albion home after suffering a heart attack. A WW I veteran, he was a member of Albion American Legion Post 246 and VFW Post 6413. Surviving are the widow, Coy Merriam Cepesius; two brothers, Michael of Fremont, Neb., and Peter, address unknown; two sisters, Mrs. Ray Olds of Elkhart, and Mrs. John Janda of Omaha, Neb. Funeral was Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Burial, Rice Cemetery in Elkhart. + 9-?-1952
Caple Barbara J, 64, of Syracuse, died Feb. 19, 1992 in the IU Medical Center, Indianapolis. She was born Dec. 15, 1927 in Pennville to William and Hazel (Irey) Horn. Aug Aug. 25, 1951 she married John A. Caple. She was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church and OES in Ligonier. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. Neal (Joni) Colvin of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Steven (Bernadette) Lawson of Albion; 3 sisters, Martha Wyatt of Howe, Beverly Renkenberger of Kendallville and Charlene Heintzelman of Cromwell; 3 brothers, Joe Horn of Evansville, Jim Horn of Topeka, and Charles Horn of Ligonier; and 4 grandchildren. Services Saturday in St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Syracuse. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-19-1992
Caple Charles A, 82, Cromwell, died Saturday at his residence. Born Dec. 2, 1895 in Lake Maxenkukee, he was the son of Alfred and Mary (Morgan) Caple. He married Grace Fitch June 30, 1926 in Huntertown. She preceded him in death. He had been a resident of the Cromwell area 50 years, coming from Angola. He was a retired employee of the B&O Railroad. He was a member of the Cromwell Methodist Church and the Cromwell Masonic Lodge and a veteran of WW I. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Leann) Culbertson, one son, John, both Syracuse; and four grandchildren. Funeral will be Tuesday in the Ulrey-Moore Funeral Home, Cromwell. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-21-1978
Caple Grace F, 71, Cromwell, died Monday at Goshen General Hospital due to a heart ailment. She was born on March 29, 1889 at Huntertown to John B. and Belle (Hollopeter) Fitch. On June 30, 1926 at Huntertown she married Charles Caple. She had been a school teacher prior to her marriage. Survivors include her husband; one son, John of Syracuse; one daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Leann) Culbertson of Syracuse; four grandchildren; and two brothers, Maurice and Otis of Huntertown. Funeral Thursday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 6-?-1970
Caple John A, 66, of Syracuse, died Tuesday at Goshen Airport from injuries sustained in an airplane accident. He was born Oct. 10, 1927 in Auburn to Charles and Grace (Fitch) Caple. On Aug. 25, 1951 he married Barbara Horn. She died in 1992. A U.S. Army veteran, he was owner of Cargo Master Truck in Goshen and a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Cromwell Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne and Mizpah Shrine. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Neal (Joni) Colvin of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Steven (Bernadette) Lawson of Albion; a sister, Mrs. Bill (LeAnn) Holcomb of Syracuse; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in St. Andrew's Untied Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 2-8-1994
Caple Mary B, 80, of Cromwell, died May 12 at the Mock Nursing Home in Wilmot of complications. She had moved to Cromwell to live with her son, Charles, three years ago from Argos. She was the widow of the late Alfred Caple, longtime Argos doctor. She was born Feb. 11, 1867, the daughter of Charles and Susan Morgan. She was married in 1893 to Alfred Caple. He died in 1911. Survivors are one son, Charles of Cromwell; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral was Wednesday at Grossman Funeral Home in Argos. + 5-12-1957
Capps Jennie Mae, 86, died Jan. 28, 2000 in her home. She was a caregiver for the elderly and a member of Wolf Lake VFW Auxiliary 4717. She was born May 10, 1913 in Noble Twp, Noble County to Charles Henry and Ruie M. (Hile) Smith. She married Joe M. Capps Sept. 5, 1970. He died July 6, 1985. Surviving are a son, Mickey Boggs; 2 daughters, Patricia Howlett and Barbara Wilt of Wolf Lake; 2 brothers, Harry Smith of Columbia City and William Smith of Big Lake; a sister, Annabelle Anderson of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. A daughter, Roberta K. Boggs; 2 brothers, Charles and Thomas Smith; and 2 sisters, Lodema Thompson and an unnamed infant also preceded her in death. Services Monday in Smith & Sons Funeral Home in Columbia City. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 1-28-2000
Capps Joe M, 69, R. 4, Albion, died July 7 at his home on Ind. 109 at the south edge of Wolf Lake. He was born Feb. 13, 1916 in Webster, Rooks County, Kansas, a son of Joseph I. and Violet L. Stanton Capps. He was raised in Rooks County and after completing his education moved to Denver, Colo., where he was employed as a sheet metal worker. In 1965 he moved to Indiana and settled at Wolf Lake. He was last employed at Starcraft Co. at Topeka. During WW II he served as a T-Sgt. in the U. S. Army in the European Theatre. He was with the 750th Railway Battalion in charge of vital bridge construction. On Sept. 5, 1970 he married Jennie Smith Boggs. They have always lived at Wolf Lake. He was a member of American Legion Post 98. Surviving are his wife; a son, Joseph M of Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Marva Young of Cape Cod, Mass.; a stepson, Mickey Boggs of R. 7, Columbia City; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Lanny (Barbara) Wilt of Wolf Lake, Mrs. H. R. (Patricia) Howlett of Plainfield, Ill.; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Graveside service at Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 7-7-1985
Capps Stanton Floyd "Slim", 67, R. 4, Albion, died June 7 at Parnell Park Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. He was born May 16, 1912 in Kirwin, Kansas, to Joseph and Violet Lenora Stanton Capps. On March 17, 1955 he married Gladys Pauline Feaser in Angola. As a child he lived in Denver, Col., then later resided in Calif. In 1955 he purchased and moved to a new home at Bair Lake. He was a retired tool room manager. He worked for J. I. Case Co., Churubusco, and Essex at Ligonier. In his early 20’s he was the amateur heavyweight boxing champion of five states, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, South Dakota and Nebraska. His wife died March 12, 1979. Surviving are one brother, Joseph of Wolf Lake; three sisters, Mrs. Arlice Powers of Corunna, Mrs. Archie Pierce, Kirwin, Kan., Mrs. Gayleon Sewart, La Habra, Calif.; four sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ida Dolin, Mrs. Ethel Stanger, Mrs. Esther, Figel, Mrs. Nellie Capps, all Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Services Sunday at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Grove Cemetery, Allen County. + 6-7-1979
Carder Ellen Irene, 60, Fort Wayne, a sister of Mrs. Rosemary Harpel, LaOtto, died at her home Monday. Also surviving are four daughters, two brothers and another sister. Services Wednesday at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Prairie Grove Cemetery. ~ 12-4-1975
Cardinal Lester J, 82, of Albion, died Dec. 10, 2007 at Northridge Village nursing home in Albion. He owned and operated Cardinal Garage for 50 years. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a member of Albion American Legion. He was born March 3, 1925 in Centerville, Minn. to Omer and May (Prouix) Cardinal. He married Helen Leatherman on Nov. 10, 1950 in Albion. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Nicholas and Pam Cardinal of Albion; a daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Jim Huffman of Churubusco; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Vern, of Tucson, Ariz. Services Thursday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery with military service by Albion American Legion Post. ^ 12-11-2007
Cardinal Nicholas J Jr., 38, of rural Albion died November 20, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Kendallville on July 23, 1973, the son of Nicholas J. Cardinal Sr. and Brenda (Young) Manns. He worked as a machine programmer for B & J Specialties in Wawaka for the past five years. Surviving are his father and stepmother, Nicholas and Pam Cardinal of Albion; his mother and stepfather, Brenda and Delbert Manns of Kendallville; his paternal grandmother, Helen Cardinal of Albion; three sons, Nicholas J. Cardinal III, Nathan J. Cardinal, and Nelson K. Cardinal, all of Wolf Lake; two stepchildren. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Herman and Viola Young, and his paternal grandfather, Lester Cardinal. Funeral Nov. 23 at Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 11-23-2011
Cardinali David, 94, died June 12 at Sacred Heart Home. Born in Serra DeConti, Italy, he had been a resident of Fort Wayne since 1906. He retired in 1977 as a custodian for Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception after 50 years. He was a founder of the Sons of Italy, a fraternal order of Italian descendants. Surviving are one son, Rev. Fred J., of Fort Wayne; and three daughters, Theresa Vondersaar, Kokomo, Mary Cardinali and Rita Muldoon, Fort Wayne. Services June 15 in Fort Wayne. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. ~ 6-21-1984
Carey Benjamin Franklin, son of John and Lydia Carey, was born in Richland County, Ohio July 13, 1841 and died Feb. 22, 1908, aged 66 years 7 months and 9 days. He was the youngest of 5 children, the others dying in infancy. In 1844 he, with his parents, moved to Wright’s Corners, LaGrange County, and soon after moved to the farm 2 miles northeast of Wolcottville where he lived about 58 years. In 1863 he married Rachel Dyer. They had 6 children, one dying in infancy. Those living are Mrs. Nora B. Newman, William F. and John D. Carey, Mrs. Lura Schwab and Miss Mable Carey. In 1902 he sold a part of his farm and moved to Kendallville, where he lived a short time and then moved back to the portion of the farm he still owned. He leaves a wife, 5 children; 10 grandchildren. Funeral at the residence Feb. 25. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. ^ 3-5-1908
Carey Lydia, 67 years, 9 months and 23 days, wife of John Carey, died in Johnson Twp, LaGrange County March 7. Burial, Wright’s Corners. Funeral was at Evangelical Church. ^ 3-16-1882
Carey Merle G, 64, Sylvan Lake, Rome City, died Sunday at her home. A native of Indianapolis, she was born Sept. 15, 1910. She and James E. Carey were married June 12, 1932 in Indianapolis. She had resided in this area 22 years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Kendallville. Surviving are her husband and one son, James E. Jr.; three brothers, Dory Flake, New Port Richey, Fla. Vern Flake, Tampa, Fla., and Voris Flake, Springfield, Mo. Funeral was Wednesday in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home, Wolcottville. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 4-?-1975
Carithers Altha R, 84, R. 4, Kendallville, died Tuesday in Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. Born Oct. 10, 1893 in Lycoming County, Pa., she was the daughter of George and Mary (Moon) Wilson. She married Albert H. Carithers March 14, 1918 in Rochester. He died Nov. 25, 1959. She had lived in Kendallville the past 16 years, coming from Argos. She was a member of the Kendallville Assembly of God Church. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Mary Jo) Luke, Goshen, and Mrs. Lester (Ruth) Smith, Kendallville; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Wayne (Irene) Walker, Alhambra, Calif.; one son, Eugene, Bremen; one brother, David Wilson, Knoxville, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Services Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, IOOF Cemetery, Rochester. + 8-?-1978
Carlisle James D, 77, of Rome City, died Sept. 23 in his residence. He was born in Bicknell on May 28, 1917 to James C. and Mary (Dunn) Carlisle. On Oct. 19, 1940 in Albion he married Maxine Frederick, who died Jan. 8. An Army veteran of WW II, he retired in 1981 from Kendallville Foundry as an electrician. For 3 years after his retirement he helped build a church and orphanage for deaf children in Matamoras, Mexico. He was a member of First Christian Church, American Legion Post 86 and VFW Post 2749. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Lauren (Karen) Hanes of Kendallville, Mrs. Steve (Deb) Krueger of Durango, CO, and Mrs. Frank (Cathy) Marketti of Danville, CA; 2 sisters, Helen Bowers of Bruceville and Rebecca Quick of Philadelphia; a brother, Gibson Carlisle of Bicknell; and 5 grandchildren, James and Deborah Hanes, Scott, Douglas and Courtney Krueger. Memorial services Wednesday in First Christian Church, Kendallville. Burial, later. + 9-23-1994
Carlisle Maxine V, 74, died Saturday at St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She was born May 13, 1919 in Kendallville to Arthur and Celia (Wible) Frederick. She married James Carlisle on Oct. 19, 1940 in Albion. She was a clerk for Weible Paint & Wallpaper until retiring in 1981. She was a member of First Christian Church. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters, Mrs. Lauren (Karen) Hanes of Kendallville, Mrs. Steve (Deb) Krueger of Durango, CO, and Mrs. Frank (Cathy) Marketti of Danville, CA; 3 sisters, Arlene Munk and Beverly Terman of Kendallville and Joanne Smith of Grass Valley, Calif.; one brother, Jack Frederick of Kendallville; and 5 grandchildren, James and Deborah Hanes, Scott, Douglas and Courtney Krueger. Memorial services Tuesday at First Christian Church. Burial, later at Lake View Cemetery. + 1-8-1994
Carll Louie, 76, of R. R. 1, Wolcottville, died in LaGrange County Hospital. He was born March 10, 1883, in DeKalb County and had resided for the past five years in the home of Mrs. Roy Burtsch. He came to the Wolcottville community twenty years ago from Avilla. Services were Wednesday. Burial, Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. ~ 7-9-1959
Carlson Cecilia, 96, died Sunday at the Lutheran Home in Kendallville. A native of Avilla, she was born Aug. 27, 1885 the daughter of Charles and Catherine (Weimer) Housholder and had lived most of her life in Fort Wayne and formerly operated a grocery store. On Jan. 24, 1905 she married Thomas Carlson in Albion. He died in 1926. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Surviving is a daughter, Grayce Tracey, Bellaire Beach, Fla.; a son, Theodore, of Winter Springs, Fla.; a daughter, Rosalie Vaughn of Avilla, and a brother, Louis Housholder of Fort Wayne. She had 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son Harry of Fort Wayne in 1976; four brothers, Fred, Herman, William and Karl Housholder; and seven sisters, Cora Peterson, Ella Pierce, Olive Gates, Tillie Wolf, Ida Lindstrom, Leona Hornett, Dorothy Housholder. Services were Wednesday in Trinity Church. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 5-27-1982 &; + 5-23-1982
Carlson Harry W, 70, of Witmer Lake near Wolcottville died June 22 in McCray Hospital. He was born March 20, 1906 in Chicago to Thomas and Cecilia (Housholder) Carlson and married Wilma M. Wenner in December 1928 in Fort Wayne. His wife and mother survive. Other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Verlin (Marlene) Bowland, Kokomo; one son, Theodore, Kokomo; two sisters, Mrs. Grayce Tracey, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Rosalie Vaughn, LaOtto; one brother, Theodore, New York City; and five grandchildren. He was a nephew of Charlie Wolf, Avilla. He had been a Wolcottville resident for nine years after living in Kokomo for 30 years. He was employed at Delco Radio, Division of General Motors, was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne and the Moose and Eagles Lodges in Kokomo. Services were Thursday in Hutchins-Williams Funeral Home in Wolcottville. Burial, Sunset Memory Gardens, Kokomo. ~ 7-1-1976
Carlson Theodore John, 77, died Sunday in Orlando, Fla. He was born in Mason City, Iowa, May 3, 1910, the son of Thomas J. and Cecilia (Housholder) Carlson, and had previously lived in New York. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; and four children, Barbara, Edmond, Ricky and Debbie; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Grayce Tracey of Bellaire Beach, Fla., and Rosalie Vaughn, R. 1, Avilla. A brother, Harry, preceded him in death. Arrangements were pending yet Monday. ~ 10-29-1987
Carmer Beatrice P, 75, of Kendallville, died Saturday in Kendallville Manor Health Care Center. She was born in Kendallville on June 27, 1918 to Julius A. and Myrtle R. (Owen) Blech. On Jan. 22, 1955 in Miami Beach, Fla., she married Walter W. Carmer, who died Nov. 8, 1982. A 1936 graduate of Kendallville High School, she had been an office worker and saleswoman. Two brothers, Kenneth and Don Blech; and a sister, Madeline Wallace, preceded her in death. Funeral Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-5-1994
Carmer Walter W, 63, a resident of Fort Wayne, died in Parkview Hospital Monday. He was born in Auburn Aug. 28, 1919 the son of Weaver F. and Bertha (Morman) Carmer. On Jan. 22, 1955 in Miami Beach, Fla., he married Beatrice Blech. He had lived most of his life in Fort Wayne, was a piano technician for 30 years and an entertainer for 50 years. Surviving are his wife; a sister, Letha Stein of Fort Wayne. Services will be Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-8-1982
Carmichael Amanda, about 79, died on Aug. 5, 1959. She is survived by her husband, William; one son, Dean of Ligonier; two daughters, Mrs. Ila Laney of Sacramento, Calif. and Mrs. Madge Cunningham of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Albion and the Eastern Star. Funeral at Albion First Methodist Church Friday. Burial, Mount Etna Cemetery, Mount Etna. + 8-?-1959
Carmichael Billy Mac, about 23, died Oct. 1 in Albion at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Carmichael. He was born at Mount Etna, Ind. but had lived practically all his life in Albion. He was a graduate of Albion High School and had been a student at Indiana University until his illness compelled him to relinquish his studies some months ago. He is survived by his parents; one brother, Dean, Albion; two sisters, Mrs. David Cunningham and Mrs. Loy Laney, Fort Wayne. Funeral arrangements had not been completed as The American went to press. + 10-?-1941
Carmichael Dean, 82, of Ligonier, died Friday at his residence. He was born June 27, 1909 in Mt. Etna to William and Amanda (Smith) Carmichael. On June 25, 1944 in Mineral Wells, Texas, he married Jane Jackson. He was employed by Superior Sample Co. in Ligonier and had worked for Wirk Garment Co. He was a WW II Army veteran and member of Ligonier United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge and West Noble American Legion Post 243. Surviving are his wife; a sister, Ila Laney of Sacramento, Calif. A brother, William, and a sister, Madge, preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 11-1-1991
Carmichael Hazel Lena, 76, lived at 143 ½ S. Main St., Avilla, and died in LaPorte Dec. 15. She was born in Knox County March 6, 1901 and had lived in the Avilla community 10 years. Surviving are her husband, Harley, Fort Wayne; seven daughters, Mrs. Ruby Fredrick, Avilla, Mrs. Alice Marks, Corunna, Mrs. Kathryn Neille, Clearwater, Fla., Mrs. Mary Akers, Schererville, Mrs. Sharon Biggins, LaPorte, Mrs. Joanne Potter, Crown Point, and Mrs. Shirley Tipton, Churubusco; seven sons, William, Johnnie and Norman, all from Avilla, Kenneth and Phillip, both from Logansport, Jack, Rensselaer, and Donald, Larwill; two sisters, Mrs. Iva Kirkoff, Bicknell, and Mary Schafer, Freelandsville; 51 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren. One son, three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Services were Saturday in the First Baptist Church, Garrett. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 12-22-1977
Carmichael Janet Kay, 15-weeks old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Carmichael, died April 19, 1965 at McCray Hospital. She was born Jan. 1, 1965 at Columbia City and had been ill eight weeks with a heart condition. Surviving with the parents are one sister, Debra, at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Baxter, Columbia City, and Mr. and Mrs. Harley Carmichael of Churubusco. Funeral was Wednesday in Columbia City. Burial, South Park Cemetery. + 4--?-1965
Carmichael Johnnie Ray, three-day old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Wayne Carmichael, R. 1, Avilla, died Monday in McCray Hospital.. Surviving besides the parents are the grandparents, Johnnie Ray Carmichael, R. 1, Avilla, Mrs. Edward (Louise) Gretzinger, Crown Point, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Jones, R. 2, Albion; the great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Carmichael, Avilla, Mrs. Martha Jones, Kentucky, and Carl Campbell of Ohio. Funeral services were Wednesday at the Berhalter-Preston Mortuary in Avilla. Burial, Baby Heaven at Lake View Cemetery. ~ 2-11-1971
Carmichael Lorraine P, 77, of LaGrange, died January 11, 2007 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. A homemaker, she had worked for Dana Corp. in Churubusco, Monsanto in Ligonier and Tokheim Corp. in Fort Wayne. She was born April 25, 1929 in Leroy to Charles and Hattie Allen. On October 4, 1952 she married Johnnie R. Carmichael in Hebron. He survives. Also surviving are a son, Gilbert "Jake" Sanders of Chicago; a daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Steve Helmkamp of Avilla; a stepdaughter and her husband, Beverly and Don Henderson of Avon; 7 grandchildren, Autumn and Tom Brown, Amber, Ashley and Stephen Helmkamp, Ashley Emerson, and Amanda and Anthony Carmichael; 3 step-grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; and a brother, Bob Allen of Whitefish, Minn. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Diana Lynn Perry; a granddaughter, Jada Perry; a stepson, Wayne Carmichael; a step-grandson; 2 brothers and 4 sisters. Services Tuesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 1-13-2007
Carmichael Mary J, 94, of Ligonier, died Oct. 18, 2010 at Miller's Merry Manor in LaGrange. She graduated from Ligonier High School in 1934 and was a member of the Ligonier United Methodist Church and OES. She was born July 10, 1916 in Ligonier, the daughter of Roscoe and Frieda Jackson. She married L. Dean Carmichael and he died in 1991. Surviving are nephews and a niece. She was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Harriet and Robert Dodd. Funeral Oct. 22 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 10-20-2010
Carmichael William M, 86 years and 15 days, died at McCray Hospital in Kendallville Oct. 4, 1965. He was born in Lancaster County, Ohio on Sept. 19, 1879. His wife died in 1959. He had been an Albion resident 40 years, having moved here from Mt. Etna and engaged in the hatchery business, which he carried on for several years. He also served our town as a town board member for several years. Surviving are one son, Dean of Ligonier; two daughters, Mrs. David (Madge) Cunningham of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Ila Lane of Sacramento, Calif.; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral was Oct. 6, 1965 at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Mt. Etna Cemetery, Huntington County. + 10-?-1965
Carney B Cecelia, 86, former Ligonier resident, died Thursday in Huntington’s Retirement Center, Morro Bay, Calif. She was born in Ligonier Dec. 30, 1901 to Patrick and Mae (Watchorn) Carney and moved to Calif. following her graduation from Ligonier High School. She had been employed by Los Angeles City Schools and was a lifetime member of Sierra Clubs of California. Her only immediate survivor is James Carney of Los Osos, Calif. Cremation took place in California. + 3-5-1987
Carney Joan Elizabeth, 73, of Wolcottville, died Saturday in Vencor Hospital, LaGrange. She was born in Kendallville on Sept. 2, 1922 to Marion E. and Violet (Rex) Squire. She married Thurlow Schlichtenmyer, who died in May 1974. On Nov. 27, 1975 in Wolcottville she married Howard Carney. She was a member of Rome City American Legion Post 381 and Kendallville VFW Post 1749 Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Colette (Chaudoin) Park of Roanoke, Texas; 4 stepchildren; 2 sisters, Mary Casey of Lakeland, Fla., and Suzanne Fischer of Avilla; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Squire, in Jan. 1982. Funeral Wednesday in Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 9-30-1995
Carothers Blanche, 94, of Houston, Texas, died Monday in Methodist Hospital, Houston. She was born in Albion Feb. 11, 1892, the daughter of William and Harriett (Dillon) Singrey. She and her late husband, Arthur, had raised their family in Kendallville at 237 Sheridan St. She moved to Houston in 1955 and was a member of the Methodist Church there. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Ruth) Kurtz and Thelma J. Carothers; and a granddaughter, Mrs. William (Becky) Kenney, all of Houston. Services will be Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-19-1987
Carothers Cleo, daughter of John and Mina Carothers and a representative of 4 generations of the family now living in the city, died of erysipelas. She was a little past 2 years old. Funeral was Sunday at Sparta. ^ 1-26-1906
Carothers Cyrus Victor, 68, died at his home in Kendallville on last Friday. Death resulted from a complication of diseases with which he had been seriously ill since Christmas. He was born December 28, 1856 in Green Twp, the son of Lafayette and Marilla Carothers, residing at and near the family home place the greater part of his life. April 7, 1881, he married Miss Mary E. McCoy, who with four children, the aged mother, two brothers and one sister survives. He moved to Kendallville with his family in 1902 and since that time and until his recent illness had been an employee at the McCray factory. For many years he had been a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving relatives include the widow, three sons and one daughter, the mother, one sister and two brothers. Services were held Monday from the Methodist Church in Kendallville. Interment, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 2-19-1925
Carothers Lafayette died at his home on E. Grant St. Wednesday. He was nearly 81 years of age. He leaves a wife and grown children. Funeral will be held from the M. P. Church Friday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-21-1907 He was born near Genesee, N.Y. April 6, 1826 and moved with his grandparents to Geauga Co. Ohio at the age of 9 years. He married Marilla Beard March 17, 1853. They had 4 children. They came to Indiana in the autumn of 1854 and settled on a farm in Noble County. Here he remained until Sept. 1901 when they came to Kendallville where they have lived since. He died March 20, 1907, age 80 years 11 months and 14 days. One son, one grandson and one great-granddaughter preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, 3 sons, 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Methodist Protestant Church were funeral was held. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-4-1907
Carothers Marilla O (Beard) was born in Geauga County, Ohio Dec. 15, 1833. She married Lafayette Carothers March 17, 1853 and resided in Ohio until Oct. 1854, at which time she with her husband and one child moved to Noble County, where she lived until her death. They had five children, one deceased in infancy and Cyrus V. of Kendallville died in Feb. of this year. They lived on a farm about twelve miles southwest of Kendallville until Oct. 1901, when they moved to Kendallville, six years after which he died. After his death she made her home with first one and then the other of the children. She united with the Summit M. E. Church near Kendallville in 1860. Upon moving to Kendallville she and her husband moved their membership to the Methodist Protestant Church. Her death occurred at the home of William Parker of Albion Aug. 4, 1925, age being 91 years, 7 months and 19 days. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. William Parker, Albion; and two sons, William O. of Los Angeles, Cal., and Leslie B. of Butler Ind.; ten grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. + 8-?-1925
Carpenter Ben, 67, died Thursday at his Auburn home. He had been a resident of Auburn since 1956 and was retired after 21 years in the core room of the Auburn Foundry. He was a WW II veteran and held memberships in American Legion Post 178 in Garrett, the VFW Post 1144 in Butler and FOP Lodge 1357 in Garrett. He was a member of Waterloo Free Will Baptist Church. He was born in Breathitt, Ky., on April 21, 1921, the son of Taylor and Emma (Rowe) Carpenter. In Oct. 1956 he married Christine Collins. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Peggy Elser of Albion and Helen Stienbarger of Churubusco; one son, Walter, of Wolf Lake; one sister, Pearlie Keirn of Columbia City; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A brother, Alto, preceded him in death. Services will be Sunday in McComb, Dilgard and Cline Funeral Home, Auburn. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. + 6-30-1982
Carpenter David was born in Middleburg, Schoharie County, New York, May 9, 1825; died June 9, 1902 at the home of his son, E. H. Carpenter, in Kendallville. He was married to Lucy Babcock July 17, 1846. They had 5 sons and 2 daughters, of whom 3 sons and one daughter survive. Funeral was held from the residence of his son, E. H., June 11. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-13-1902
Carpenter Elias H, son of David and Lucy Carpenter, was born in Middlebury, Schoharie County, N.Y. March 18, 1859. He married Laura A. Friskney Jan. 11, 1880. He died Oct. 19, 1905. In the fall of 1902, believing a change of climate would be beneficial to him, he moved to northern Michigan. He was a member of the Pythias and the Masons. Funeral was Oct. 22. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-27-1905
Carpenter Horace of Three Rivers, Mich., son of Mrs. Pearl Hontz, Kimmell, died June 13 at the VA Hospital, Fort Wayne. Other area survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Irma Stump, Kimmell, and Mrs. Mabel Young, Wolf Lake; and a half-brother, Dale Hontz, Kimmell. Funeral was June 18 at Rexrode Funeral Home, Centreville, Mich., with burial in Prairie River Cemetery. + 6-16-??
Carpenter Laura A was born March 12, 1860 and died Sept. 23, 1919 at her home in Mancelona, Mich., 69 years 6 months and 12 days. She married Elias H. Carpenter in 1880. There were no children. She died Oct. 19, 1905. Most of her life was spent in Kendallville, prior to moving to Mancelona 17 years ago. Surviving are two brothers, John Friskney of Albion, and Thomas Friskney of Columbia City; two sisters, Jemimah Friskney and Mrs. Lizzie Howe of Perrysville, O.; two cousins, Mrs. Lizzie Massa of Garrett, and Mrs. Mary Younker of Cleveland, O. She was a member of the OES, the Pythian Sisters and the Bay View Club of this city. + 9-23-1919
Carpenter Lester G, 66, died Saturday at Goshen Hospital. He was born May 16, 1918 in Mt. Sterling, Ky., and had resided in the Kimmell area 42 years. He was married Dec. 28, 1943 in Kimmell to Betty Amick. He was a heavy equipment and bulldozer operator for Jackson Construction and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Anna Mault of Wolcottville; a brother, Earl, Versailles, Ky.; two half-brothers, Rollie and Ollie Updike of Lexington, Ky.; and two grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-24-1984
Carpenter Lucy (Babcock) was born Aug. 14, 1820 at Middleburg, Schoharie County, N.Y.; married David Carpenter July 17, 1846. They had 7 children, 2 of which preceded her in death. United with the M. E. Church in early life. Died Jan. 6, aged 72 years 4 months and 22 days. Funeral was at the residence one mile north of this city on Wednesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-10-1902
Carpenter Vikki Lynn, 50, of Churubusco, died Nov. 11 in Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. She was born Sept. 22, 1946 to Delbert E. and Virginia (Dafforn) Gross. On Sept. 26, 1964 she married Carl J. Carpenter. She was a 1946 graduate of Avilla High School and worked for North American Van Lines for 12 years. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Dale, (Shelly) Cummings of Columbia City; sons, Scott of Churubusco , and Terry at home; her mother of Churubusco; a sister, Dianna Shank of Huntertown; brothers, Steve Gross of Churubusco and David Gross of LaOtto. Services in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. + 11-11-1996
Carpenter Ralph J "Shorty", 69, died July 26 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born October 25, 1913 in Adams County, the son of Jesse and Emma (Estell) Carpenter. He married Ruby Varner November 16, 1938 in Avilla. He was a farmer and retired employee of Kraft, Inc., where he worked for 27 years. He was a member of the First Church of God, Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. John (Jean) Allread, Avilla; two sons, Carl, R. 2, Churubusco, Paul, Kendallville; three sisters, Mrs. James (Mary) Hollin, and Mrs. Naomi Noel, both Harrison, Ohio, and Mrs. Carl (Martha) Meyer, Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, Levi, Fort Wayne; and nine grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Service was Friday in the First Church of God. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 8-4-1983
Carpenter Ruby O, 90, of Kendallville, died Nov. 20, 2009 at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville. She was born in Noble County on April 25, 1919 to Albert and Lillie (Bell) Varner. She married Ralph "Shorty" Carpenter on Nov. 16, 1938 in Avilla and he died July 26, 1983. She was a member of Allen Twp Homemakers club and First Church of God in Kendallville. Survivors include a daughter, Jean and John Allread of St. Paris, Ohio; 2 sons, Carl and Sandy Carpenter of Huntertown and Paul and Marilyn Carpenter of Kendallville; 2 granddaughters, Jill Allread of Chicago, and Shelly and Dale Cummins of Collins; 7 grandsons, Scott Carpenter, Terry Carpenter, Jerry and Terri Allread, Jim and Candice Allread, Tony and Melissa Carpenter, Matt and Amy Carpenter and Mike and Beth Carpenter; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Iva Altimus and Perma Varner; and great-grandson, Jerry Allread Jr. Funeral Nov. 23 at First Church of God. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 11-21-2009
Carper Alma Louise, 68, of Kendallville Manor Nursing Home, died Friday in McCray Hospital. Born in Indianapolis April 5, 1918, she was the daughter of Edwin R. and Ola P. (Stonecypher) Whelan. She had resided in Kendallville approximately 25 years. Surviving are three daughters, Frances Brown of Silver Springs, Fla., Mrs. Nick (Karen) Carunchia of Kendallville, and Theresa McCabe of Poway, Calif., a son, Russell, of Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. Ed (Nancy) Grady of Kendallville; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. One brother, Thomas, preceded her in death. Services will be Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-20-1987
Carper Chalmer L, 83, of Auburn, died Monday in DeKalb Hospital. He was born Aug. 28, 1911 in Auburn to Oliver and Lois (Justa) Carper. He married Alma Whelan on Aug. 22, 1936. She preceded him in death. On Dec. 30, 1977 he married Dorothy Sisson. He was a journeyman pressman last employed by Wallace Homestead Printing Co. in Des Moines, Iowa and was a member of the Pressmen's Union in Des Moines. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Frances L. Bright, Karen Carunchia and Theresa Nash of Kendallville; a son, Russ of Fla.; 2 sisters, Velma Gerig and Donna Mitchener of Auburn; 17 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Coral and Arden. Funeral Thursday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-31-1995
Carper Eugene G, 70, a resident of Ligonier for the past year and formerly of LaGrange, died Sunday at Elkhart Hospital of a heart ailment. Surviving are the widow; six daughters, including Mrs. Cecil Johnson of Cromwell; a son; three brothers; two sisters; 19 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral was Wednesday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-?-1947
Carper Keith Y, 76, died March 12 while vacationing in Fla. He taught school for 44 years and was superintendent for 16 years in the Whitko and Ligonier school systems. He was a member of the Lions Club and Masonic Lodge in South Whitley, the Ligonier Rotary Club, Indiana School Men’s Club, life member National Education Association, Indiana Superintendent’s Club, Phi Delta Kappa and Northeast Indiana State Teachers Association. He was born Sept. 5, 1904 in Michigan, a son of Samuel B. and Arvilla (Yoder) Carper. He married Beulah M. Gill in Greencastle on Aug. 16, 1936. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Nancy) Peterson and Mrs. Larry (Susie (Wolf) both Ligonier; eight grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Carl (Marjorie) Robbins, LaGrange and Mrs. Robert (Arlene) Craning, North Manchester. Services were March 16 in Frurip-May Funeral Home. Burial, English Prairie Cemetery. + 3-12-1981
Carper Philip B, 80, R. 2, Lake Wawasee, died at his residence Wednesday. Born Nov. 4, 1899 in Champaign, Ill, he was the son of Philip and Alice (Brokaw) Carper. He married Ruth Titus on Oct. 1, 1921 in Decatur, Ill. He lived at Wawasee since 1943, moving there from Fort Wayne. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Betty Jean) Saalfranki and a son, Beauford J., both Fort Wayne; two sisters; five brothers; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services will be Saturday in Ulrey Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. + 12-?-1979
Carr Charles Morton of Baresdale, Ill., the father of Thomas Carr of Brown Twp, died at his home one day last week of blood poisoning. He was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, May 18, 1831, died in Macon County, Ill., Nov. 13, 1895, aged 64 years 5 months and 25 days. He was married to Nancy Ray in Guernsey County, Ohio, Sept. 19, 1854. They had eight children which, with the widow and 22 grandchildren, survive. + 11-13-1895
Carr George, Ligonier, settled in 1850; died in 1895, aged 64 years. ^ 6-14-1895
Carr Walter was born in Stark County, Ohio, March 14, 1822. He moved to LaGrange County, Ind., in the fall of 1850 but has been a resident of Noble County for thirty years He was married to Susan Welty March 2, 1853. They had five sons and two daughters, all yet living except two sons. His wife died on Sept. 7, 1858 in Ligonier. On Dec. 23, 1858 he married Miss Harriet Kilgore of Stark County, Ohio. They had two sons, one of whom died. The other is a railroad telegraph operator in California. He had received orders to make a change and take possession of another office and while he and his wife were waiting on the train which was to take them, they chanced to be standing near enough to the operator’s table to hear the instrument break the news of his father’s death, which was a severe shock. Mr. Carr entered into the hardware business in Ligonier and after continuing in that two or three years, went into the drug business in 1859. In 1860 he again engaged in the hardware trade. He sold this store to Mr. John Weir in a few years, and in 1865 moved to a farm about one mile east of Ligonier. Here he remained until the spring of 1883 when he again came into town and about two years ago went in the milling business, in which he was engaged at the time of his death. The death was caused by heart disease, very sudden, taking place in his flour exchange business room. (The right side of the clipping was cut off, and guesses were made at missing words.) + No date. ^ 1-11-1889
Carr William Owen, 72, died in his home here last Saturday. Born near Edgerton, he was employed many years as steam shovel and crane operator and upon his retirement moved to Kendallville. He is survived by the widow; one daughter, Mrs. Nita Lockwood of Auburn; and four grandchildren. Funeral was Tuesday in Edgerton, O. + 2-?-1939
Carrick Eva M, 82, of R. 1, Cromwell, died Wednesday in Goshen General Hospital. She was born Feb. 6, 1898 in Cromwell, the daughter of Daniel and Anna (Moch) Galloway. On July 3, 1925 in Ligonier, she married Walter Carrick. She was a lifetime Ligonier area resident and a member of Broadway Christian Chapel Church. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Abe (Betty) Wertenberger of Warsaw, and Mrs. William (Bonnie) Weirick of Ligonier; and a sister, Mrs. Lucille Slabaugh of Cromwell. Services will be Saturday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1981
Carrick Helen D, 83, of 212 S. Main St., Avilla, died in Garrett Hospital Sunday. She was the widow of Martin Carrick who died in 1907. She was born April 3, 1882, the daughter of John and Anna Schenkel Deuitch. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth W. of Arlington Heights, Chicago, and Harold J. of Hendersonville, N. D.; a daughter, Mrs. Phil Lindsay (Edna) of Bedford, Ohio; two brothers, Joseph and Henry of Avilla; a sister, Mrs. Emma Vogeding of Homewood, Ill.; 8 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. The funeral mass was Wednesday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Avilla. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 2-10-1966
Carrick Patrick, 93, died at his home on Dowling St. Saturday. He has lived in Kendallville many years. Funeral was held from the Catholic Church Monday. Burial, Catholic Cemetery at Avilla. He was born in Dublin, Ireland. He leaves a wife, 2 daughters, Mrs. Menzo Graham and Mrs. Charles Gerst, and one son, Edward. ^ 3-7-1907
Carrick Walter D, 77, of R. 1, Cromwell, died Wednesday in Kosciusko Community Hospital. The son of Edward and Grace (Mann) Carrick, he was born Dec. 13, 1903 in Kendallville. On July 3, 1925 he married Eva Galloway, who died in Jan. 1981. He moved from Kendallville to the Cromwell area 55 years ago. He was a retired farmer and attended Broadway Christian Chapel. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Abe (Betty) Wertenberger, Warsaw, and Mrs. William (Bonnie) Weirick, Ligonier; and two sisters, Marjorie Redmond, Wolcottville, and Mildred May, Kendallville. Services will be Saturday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-?-1981
Carrier John H, 69, died Feb. 5 at the home in Wayne Twp from pneumonia. Surviving are one son, George, Delphi; and one brother, Walter. Funeral was Friday from A. J. Berhalter Funeral Parlors. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-?-1935
Carrier Melissa, 78, Kendallville, died at her home Sunday. She married William Burch, who died 17 years ago. Later she married Harry Carrier and moved to Kendallville from Columbia City. Surviving are the husband; three sons, Ben and James Burch of Etna Green, Frank of Kendallville; and two daughters, Mrs. Lillie Smith and Mrs. Dollie Moog of Kendallville. Funeral was Tuesday. Burial, South Whitley. + 5-?-1930
Carrier Samuel, son of William and Jane Carrier, was born near Wolcottville Feb. 20, 1884 and died in Albion Oct. 18, 1933, aged 48 years, 7 months and 28 days, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Dell Charter. His sister, Annie, preceded him in death and he leaves two sisters, Dell Charter of Albion, and Cenie Croff of Mich.; and two brothers, Henry of Kendallville, and Walter of near Warsaw. + 10-?-1933
Carrillo M Inez, O.S.F., 88, died March 2, 2003 at Provena Sacred Heart Home. She was born in Mexico July 10, 1914 to Jesus and Apolinaria (Moran) Carillo. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She retired from Provena United Samaritan Medical Center, Danville, Ill. in 1994 and had lived at Avilla since 1997. Services Thursday at Provena Sacred Heart Home chapel. Burial, Sacred Heart Home Cemetery. ~ 3-6-2003
Carroll Allie - The friends of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Carroll of Lyons, Ohio, formerly Lake Shore freight agent at this place, were pained to hear that they had lost their little adopted daughter Wednesday from scarlet fever. Little Allie, it will be remembered, was abandoned by her mother at the Lake Shore Station on the 7th of April, 1883, then being about nine months old. With a basket containing some clothing was a note by the mother giving the child’s name and age, but the name could never be deciphered. She was a bright little thing and at once made a favorable impression on the warm hearts of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll. They accordingly adopted her. + 6-?-1888 ?
Carroll Edna A, 84, died Friday in McCray Hospital. She was a resident of the Lutheran Home in Kendallville. Born July 3, 1894 in Martell, Wis., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John and Laura (Hagestad) Austerud. She married Harold J. Carroll May 14, 1922. He died in 1971. She was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church, River Forest, Ill. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Leo (Hope) Robinson, Kendallville; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Forfeth, Toledo, Ohio, and Miss Stella Austerud, Waverly, Iowa; and two grandchildren. One brother preceded her in death. Funeral will be in Christ Episcopal Church Monday. Burial, Mount Emblem Cemetery. + 8-?-1978
Carroll Marcellus, a former resident of Kendallville, died in the Gainesville Veterans Hospital, Gainesville, Fla. He moved to Florida 18 years ago. He resided at Bryan-Elinor Apts No. 6 in Ormond Beach, Fla., with his wife, the former Beverly Hart of Kendallville. He was a disabled veteran and was a member of the VFW in Fla. He is survived by his wife and two children, Deborah and Larry, all of Ormond Beach; his father, Edward Carroll, 121 E. Rush St., Kendallville; a sister of Mrs. Carroll, Mrs. Eugene Hornett, Creek Lake. Funeral will be Wednesday at Dale Woodworth Funeral Home, Holly Hill, Fla. Burial, Holly Hill Cemetery. + 1-?-1976
Carroll Ruth L, 83, formerly of Kendallville, died Monday in Colonial Oaks Health Care Center, Marion. She was a retired physical education teacher, having taught in Kendallville High School and Fort Wayne North Side High School. She was a member of Upland United Methodist Church. Surviving are a brother, Merritt Carroll of Richmond; two nieces and two nephews. Services will be Thursday in Jones Funeral Home, Upland. + 3-14-1988
Carroll Shirley H, 52, of Kalamazoo, died Thursday on Borgess Hospital, Kalamazoo. She was born April 12, 1931 in Noble County to Russell J. and Leone M. (Lasho) Hill. She married Lonnie E. Kuntzman on Nov. 29, 1977. A graduate of the Bronson School of Nursing, she worked as an R.N. at McCray Hospital for 14 years. She was a member of Kalamazoo County Extension Homemakers, Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society and Oshtemo 76 Study Group. Surviving include her husband; two sons, Michael of Plainsboro, N.J., and Kevin of Elkhart, Ind.; two daughters, Robin of Eugene, Ore., and Lisa of Kalamazoo; two stepsons, Steven E. Kuntzman of Norfolk, Va.(only one named), and one grandson. Arrangements were made by Langeland Memorial Chapel, Kalamazoo. + 11-24-1983
Carskadon Virginia D, 73, died Thursday at St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She had lived in Fort Wayne 28 years and was retired as a librarian for the Allen County courthouse. Her husband, Isaac Parker, preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Dale Ann Davis of E. Lansing, Mich.; a son, John Parker of LaOtto; a sister, Ernestine Parish of Auburn; and a granddaughter. Memorial services are Monday in Mungovan & Sons Memorial Chapel. + 1-19-1989
Carson Annabelle, 22, died Friday at the home of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Nichols of Kendallville, of pneumonia and complications. Born near South Milford to Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Herr, she was graduated from Kendallville High School in 1937 and was married last June. She is survived by her husband, Russell Carson; her parents; a brother, John of South Milford; her grandmothers, Mrs. Annie E. Herr of Kendallville, and Mrs. Annabelle McIntire of Ligonier. Funeral was Sunday in South Milford Christian Church. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 4-?-1940
Carson Evelyn M, 79, of Columbia City, died Friday in Miller's Merry Manor. She was born June 10, 1918 in Fort Wayne to Barney and Verda (Winebrenner) Hile. On Sept. 10, 1941 she married Russell H. Carson. He died Dec. 17, 1978. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1937 and completed her education at a beauty school in Fort Wayne. She assisted her husband in the operation of the Carson & Edwards Bottle Gas & Hardware and Insurance Co. in Wolf Lake and was a member of Wolf Lake United Methodist Church, Gideon Auxiliary and Ruth Rebekah Lodge. Surviving are a son, Jerry of Wolf Lake; a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Mary Lu) Hostetler of Wolf Lake; a brother, Harvey Hile of Columbia City; 4 grandchildren, Jack and David Carson, Teressa Day and Debra Sherman; and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in Wolf Lake United Methodist Church. + 10-31-1997
Carson Genevieve, 76, died Wednesday in Fla. She was born May 6, 1919 in Noble County to George and Lenor (Meade) Hess. She married Joseph Carson, who died in 1981. She was a member of the Ascention Lutheran Church in Sarasota. Surviving are a daughter; 4 sons; 3 sisters, Ruth Heffelfinger of Auburn, Eileen Stein of Fort Wayne, and Lois Diehm of Kendallville; 5 brothers, Richard and Donald Hess of Fort Wayne and Howard, Merlin and George Hess of Huntertown; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Merton. Funeral Monday in Ascention Lutheran Church. + 9-?-1995
Carson Jerry,70, of Wolf Lake, died at his home on Saturday, March 30, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Doris; 2 sons, Jack (Jackie Batis) Carson of Austin, Texas, and David (Christine) Carson of Middlebury; 2 daughters, Teresa (Barry) Day of Plymouth and Debra Sherman of Fort Wayne; 5 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a sister, Mary (Jack) Hostetler of Wolf Lake. Memorial service Saturday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. ^ 4-2-2013
Carson Russell H, 60, died at his Wolf Lake home Sunday after suffering a heart attack. He was current president of the Noble County Farmers Mutual Insurance Company. He was born in Kalkaska, Mich., May 13, 1918 to George and Lula (Harting) Carson. He married Evelyn M. Hile Sept. 20, 1941. He was a member of Wolf Lake United Methodist Church, Lions Club, Merry Lea Environmental Center, president of Wolf Lake Cemetery Association, former member of Noble Twp Fire Department. Following WW II, he and Don Edwards formed the business of Carson-Edwards Bottle Gas and Hardware in Wolf Lake. They later formed the Carson-Edwards Insurance Company. Surviving are the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Mary Lu) Hostetler, Wolf Lake; one son, Jerry L., judge of Whitley County Court; and four grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Wolf Lake United Methodist Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. ~ 12-21-1978
Cart Stanley Lee, 63, of Whitley County, died Sept. 16, 2002 in Regency Place, Fort Wayne. He had been critically injured in an auto accident on Sept. 2, 1995. He was born July 26, 1939 in Noble County to Ullin Ollie and Grace (Price) Cart. He completed his education at Wawaka School and farmed and worked for Globe Master Trailer Co. in Goshen. He attended West Etna Community Church. He married Julia Kay Galloway on April 9, 1960. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Darold of Pierceton, and Timothy and Mary of Peoria, Ill.; a daughter and son-in-law, Lorraina and William Wallen of Peoria; 4 grandchildren, Kristy Letourneau, Travis Wallen, Darrin and Dustin Cart; 2 great-granddaughters, Kaitlin and Kylie Letourneau; a brother, Harold of Goshen; 4 sisters, Helen Smith of Elkhart, Maxine Kilgore of Wolf Lake, Kathleen Leitch of Savannah, Ga., and Shirley Espinoza of Goshen. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Wayne, Carl, Jim and Dick; and 2 sisters, Esther and Betty. Services Saturday in Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Salem Cemetery. ^ 9-18-2002
Cart Mildred Jean, 75, of rural LaGrange, died Wednesday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Noble County on July 15, 1923 to Washington C. and Florence (Stevenson) Parker. On Nov. 10, 1943 in Albion she married John J. Cart. She was a member of Valentine United Methodist Church, Disabled American Veterans and Johnson Twp Homemakers' Club. She was a WW II veteran of the U.S. Women's Army Corps. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Patricia) Bauman of LaGrange; 2 sons, Dennis Cart of Jonesboro and Thomas Cart of Angola; a sister, Mrs. Harry (Mary Louise) Dafforn of Columbia City; a brother, Joseph L. Parker of Kendallville; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 10-28-1998
Carteaux Aaliyah Marie was stillborn May 4, 2002 at Parkview Noble Hospital. Surviving are her parents, David and Connie Carteaux of Kendallville; a half-sister, Mary Terry and a half-stepsister, Rhonda Cole of Kendallville; grandparents, Bonnie J. Smith of Knott County, Ky.; and Russ and Nelle Carteaux of Avilla. A brother, Zachary L. Carteaux, preceded her in death. Graveside services today at Lake View Cemetery. ~ 5-16-2002
Carteaux Agnes Catherine, 94, died Tuesday in her Kendallville residence. She was born in Kendallville on Jan. 11, 1900 to Frank S. and Margaret Ella (Byrne) Weber. She married Eugene Vincent Carteaux on June 27, 1922 in Kendallville. The Kendallville mayor 1943-48, he died in 1950. A 1918 Kendallville High School graduate, she was owner and operator of Carteaux Insurance Co. until 1968 and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, American Legion Auxiliary and Tri Kappa. Surviving are 4 daughters, Jeanne Carteaux, Margaret Yuska, Mary Diehm and Virginia Valentine of Kendallville; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a sister, Mary Weber; and 2 brothers, Dr. Frank and Rev. Lawrence Weber. Mass of Christian Burial Friday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-14-1994
Carteaux Alice C, 74, a lifetime Avilla resident, died Jan. 27 of a heart attack at her home. She and her husband, William L., lived at R. 2, Avilla. He survives. She was born July 12, 1903 in Avilla to Henry and Teresa (Monger) Schmenk. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, Garrett, and the Auxiliary of Sacred Heart Home. Other survivors are seven children: Russell J. and Robert W., Avilla, Mrs. Lavon Jansen, Kendallville, Mrs. Beverly Floyd, Falls Church, Va., Thomas A., Auburn, Teresa Kebart, Joliet, Ill., and Larry J., Columbus; one brother, Herman Schmenk, Avilla; 33 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. One daughter preceded her in death. Services Tuesday in the church. Burial, St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. ~ 2-2-1978
Carteaux Brock A, 19, died April 28, 2006 at his home He was born September 1, 1986 in Kendallville. Surviving are his father and stepmother, Russell Jr. and Laura Carteaux of Avilla; his mother, Kim (Oliver) Carteaux of Huntington; 4 brothers and 3 sisters-in-law, Brent and Nicole of Auburn, Brad and Cammie of Kendallville, Bryce of Fort Wayne, and Bruce and Loretta of Jacksonville, N.C.; 2 stepbrothers; his grandparents, Russell and Nelle Carteaux of Avilla, and Gary and Dorlas Oliver of Huntington; a great-grandmother, Lillian Oliver, of Redondo Beach, Calif. He was the assistant manager at Glamour Shots in Fort Wayne and a member of the Horizon Youth Group. Services in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Sedan Cemetery, Corunna. ~ 5-4-2006
Carteaux Eugene V, 53, mayor of Kendallville from 1943 through 1947, died Saturday in a doctor’s office in Kendallville. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Born December 26, 1896, in Kosciusko County, he had lived in Kendallville for the past 35 years. Surviving are the wife, the former Agnes Weber; four daughters, Sr. Agnes Eugene, Chicago; Miss Margaret Ellen Carteaux, Rosary College, River Forest, Ill. and the Misses Mary Josephine and Virginia Louise Carteaux, both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Herman DePew, Garrett, and Mrs. R. H. Jones, Kendallville, and a brother, William, Avilla. Funeral Tuesday in the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 6-1-1950
Carteaux Larry Jo, 43, died March 2 of a heart attack in Bartholomew County Hospital, Columbus, Indiana. He was born in Avilla Aug. 18, 1942, the son of the late William and Alice (Schmenk) Carteaux. He was employed by Indiana Bell Telephone and was a member of St. Colombo Catholic Church in Columbus. Surviving are his wife, Patti; four daughters, Jan Maierhofer, Edinburgh, Julie, Columbus, Jill Opcklin, Alabama, Kathryn at home; one son, Todd, Avilla; two stepsons, Steven and Jason at home; three brothers, Russell and Robert, Avilla, and Thomas, Auburn; three sisters, Lavon Jansen, Kendallville, Beverly Floyd, Falls Church, Va., Teresa Kebart, Joliet, Ill.; and two grandchildren. Graveside services at St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 3-6-1986
Carteaux Nelle E, 82, died May 11, 2010.She was born in Anderson, Ind. On Sept. 11, 1927, the daughter of Claude and Trillah (Stephens) White. She graduated from Anderson High School and Ball State University. On June 19, 191 she married Russell Carteaux at the Auburn Catholic Church. She was a member of the Avilla Lions Club, St. Mary’s Church, and American Legion Avilla Post 240 Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband; her children, Jane (Bob) Cartwright of Wilmington, Ill., Jean (Ed) Hollis of Grandville, Mich., Russell Jr. (Laura) of Avilla, Richard (Tina) of Marion, Timothy (Lora) of Kendallville, Ann (Mark) Robbins of Kendallville and David (Connie) of Kendallville; 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a sister, Ruth Jones. Mass of Christian Burial Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. ^ 5-13-2010
Carteaux Robert William "Bob", 80, Avilla, died February 23, 2006 in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne after a brief illness. He was born on the family farm in Avilla to William and Alice C. (Schmenk) Carteaux. He married Velma Fischer on August 25, 1951 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Surviving include his wife; 3 daughters, Diane (Dale) Wilson of Auburn, Deb Raffel of Goshen and Darlene (Todd) Strock of Goshen; one son, William (Sherri) Carteaux of Arlington, VA.; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Russell J. of Avilla, and Thomas A. of Auburn; one sister, Lavon V. Jansen of Kendallville. Preceding him in death were 3 sisters, Beverly J. Floyd, Teresa A. Kebart and Barbara Carteaux; and one brother, Larry J. A lifelong Avilla resident, he was employed by Navistar, International Harvester, and retired on November 30, 1983. He currently served as the Noble County Veterans Service Officer and held that post 20 years; served as Avilla American Legion Post 240 commander several times; was a member of the 40&8 Organization, the Knights of Columbus and past district 54 commander of the State Legion. He served in the U.S. Air Force during WW II and was a five-time Bronze Star recipient. Mass of Christian Burial Feb. 27 at St. Mary's Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery with military services by American Legion Post 240. ~ 3-9-2006
Carteaux Russell J, Avilla, died December 26, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. The son of William L. and Alice C. (Schmenk) Carteaux, he was born on March 13, 1923, at his parent’s farm house in Avilla. He graduated from Avilla High School in the class of 1941. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University. On June 9, 1951, he married Nelle White in Auburn. She died on May 11, 2010. He was the owner and operator of Carteaux TV and Appliance in Avilla. He was a U. S. Army veteran of WW II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Avilla American Legion Post #240. He was a member of the Avilla Lions Club. He was the director of the Noble County Civil Defense (now known as Emergency Management) from 1969 to 2007. He was the commissioner of the Boy Scouts, a member of the Avilla Chamber of Commerce, which he was named twice the Avilla Citizen of The Year Award. Besides his many civil and military service awards, he was awarded the Medal of Honor by the DAR — this award is the highest award one can receive by the DAR. Surviving are 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Russell Jr. and Laura Carteaux of Avilla, Richard and Tina Carteaux of Marion, David and Connie Carteaux of Kendallville and Timothy and Lora Carteaux of Kendallville; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Jane Cartwright of Wilmington, Jean and Ed Hollis of Grandville, Michigan, and Ann and Mark Robbins of Kendallville; 23 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Tom and Carolin Carteaux of Auburn. He was also preceded in death by  his his sisters, Lavon Jansen, Teresa Kebart, Barbara Carteaux and Beverly Floyd; his brothers, Robert and Larry Carteaux; and 3 grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be December 30, 2011, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 240. ^ 12-28-2011
Carteaux William L "Bill", 88, died Saturday in Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. He was born December 28, 1893 in Pierceton, the son of Joseph and Teresa (Lash) Carteaux. He married Alice Schmenk, who preceded him in death January 27, 1978. He resided at R. 2, Avilla, for about 80 years and was a retired farmer and co-owner of the Carteaux Tavern in Avilla from 1948 to 1977. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the Noble County Law Enforcement Association and the Avilla Lions Club. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ronald (Josephine) Jones of Sacred Heart Home; four sons, Russell J. and Robert W, Avilla, Thomas A., Auburn, and Larry J., Columbus; three daughters, Mrs. Bernard W. (Lavon) Jansen of Kendallville, Mrs. Archie E. (Beverly) Floyd of Falls Church, Va., and Mrs. Edward L. (Teresa) Kebart of Joliet, Ill.; 33 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Barbara, two brothers, Julius and Eugene, and one sister, Mrs. Herman (Helen) DePew, preceded him in death. Services Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Avilla. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 11-4-1982
Carteaux Zachary Lawrence was stillborn April 6, 2001 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He was the son of David A. and Connie (Smith) Carteaux of Kendallville. Also surviving are a half-sister, Mary Terry; half-brother, Justin Terry; and stepsister, Rhonda Cole of Kendallville; the grandparents, Bonnie J. Smith of Knott County, Ky., and Russell and Nelle Carteaux of Avilla. Graveside services April 9 at Lake View Cemetery. ~ 4-19-2001
Carter Anthony M, 22, of Fort Knox, Ky., died May 29, 2010 after a swimming accident in Taylorsville, Ky. He was found on June 8, 2010. He was born on July 19, 1987 in Kendallville to Shawn E. Carter and Tina K. Carter. He graduated from Fairfield High School in Goshen, Indiana, in 2006. He enlisted in the Indiana Army National Guard on December 1, 2005. Survivors include his parents: Tina K. (Robert) Bailey of Wawaka & Shawn E. Carter of Paris; a sister, Niqole Rene Carter, of Rome City; grandparents, Sandy L. Hartman, Barry L. and Florence E. (Betty) Thompson; and great-grandparents, Barbara Lehman and Jenny Keene. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 6-12-2010
Carter Carol Francen, 55, of Kendallville, died January 12, 2005 from injuries sustained in a traffic accident at the intersection of 1000E and S.R. 3 north of Avilla. A native of Terre Haute, she was born August 22, 1949 to Lee and Betty (Scott) Cox. Her former husband, Terrance Francen, died December 25, 1978 from injuries he sustained in a traffic accident. Surviving are her parents in Fort Wayne; a special friend, Gordon Carter of Albion; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Timothy and Laura Francen of Columbia City and Todd Francen of Avilla; a daughter, Holly Carter of Olympia, Wash.; 2 brothers, Robert and Steve Cox; and 5 grandchildren, Jacob, Shawna, Cassandra, Matthew and Sebastion Francen. She had worked for Colwell General in Kendallville and was a member of Kingdom Hall in Kendallville. Services at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 1-27-2005
Carter Charlie, little son of William Carter, died of cholera infantum on the 14th. Burial, Ligonier Cemetery. ^ 8-17-1882
Carter David E, 82, of Albion, died Aug. 9, 2003 in Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne. He was a former member of Merriam Christian Chapel. He was born Oct. 27, 1920 to Otis D. and Chloa Mae (Connell) Carter. He married Phyllis K. Bonar on Feb. 1943 in Columbia City. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Debra and John Landa of Albion; 2 sons, Phillip of Fort Wayne and Dennis of Ligonier; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, David in 1950; one brother and 4 sisters. Private graveside services today. ^ 8-10-2003
Carter David Eugene, two and half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. David Carter of east of Albion died May 15, 1950 at Richmond, Ky., while en route home with his parents from Fla. Surviving are the parents; two brothers, Phillip and Dennis, at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bonar and Mr. and Mrs. Otis Carter. He had been in poor health since birth with a heart ailment. + 5-?-1950
Carter Diana, 83, died Feb. 13, 2004 at her Kendallville residence. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1938 as salutatorian of her class. She and her husband owned and operated Carter's Small Business and Tax Service in Kendallville 1947-2003. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville. She was born in South Milford on Aug. 23, 1920 to Oliver and Madge (Milbourn) Fish. She married Robert E. Carter on Sept. 3, 1943 in Kendallville. He died may 16, 1987. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Catherine of South Hadley, Mass.; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Frank Sikorski of Kendallville; a granddaughter and her husband, Catie and Jerimie Bartley; a great-granddaughter, Emma Bartley. She was preceded in death by a brother, Oliver Fish. Services Tuesday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Woodland Cemetery, Wolcottville. ^ 2-15-2004
Carter Glen T b. 10-21-1902 d. 1-19-1973 bu. Orange Cem. + 7-10-1973
Carter George A, 41, Noble County surveyor, died Feb. 22 at his home in Kimmell. He had served with the U. S. Navy in submarine duty from 1955 to 1959, was a member of the Church of Christ, Lions Club, Indiana Professional Land Surveyors and had been scoutmaster of the Kimmell Cub Scouts. He was born in Leesburg April 25, 1937 to Charles C. and Pearl (Funk) Coon. He married Sandra DeGroff Dec. 20, 1957 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. She survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Stephanie and Kimberly, both at home; three sons, Scott, Shawn and Kevin, all at home; and two sisters, Mrs. Elmer (Ellen) Zehr, Grabill, and Mrs. Cecil (Evelyn) Strater, Leesburg. Services were Feb. 25 in the Ligonier Church of Christ. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ~ 3-2-1978
Carter James L, 35, of Kendallville, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital, following a Dec. 24 heart attack. Born in Kendallville Aug. 18, 1948, he was the son of John D. and Mary G. (Herb) Carter. He was a lifetime Kendallville resident and had been employed by Valve-Matic in Auburn. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Kendallville Moose, and was a past member of the Kendallville Volunteer Fire Dept. Surviving are his parents; a sister, Mrs. Wayne (Dee) Schutt of Kendallville; and a brother, John E. of Plainfield. Services will be at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. + 1-8-1984
Carter John D, 83, formerly of Kendallville, died Oct. 14 in Miller’s Merry Manor of Fort Wayne. He was born in South Bend on Sept. 14, 1912 to Arthur B. and Sara (Honald) Carter. On Sept. 7, 1942 in Kendallville, he married Mary Gene Herb. She died in 1986. He had lived in Mishawaka before moving to Kendallville in 1925. He was a retired painter and a WW II U. S. Army veteran. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, American Legion Post 86 and Moose Lodge, all in Kendallville. Surviving are a son, John of Plainfield; 4 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy; a daughter, Dee Schutt; and a sister. Graveside services were Thursday in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Avilla. ~ 10-26-1995
Carter Lloyd J, 80, of Clearfield Village Apartments in Fayette, Ohio died July 30, 1987 at St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center in Toledo. He was born near Moulton, Iowa on Jan. 28, 1907, a son of Henry G. and Olive (McLaughlin) Carter, and lived in the Bryan and Hicksville, Oh. area for 30 years, and the last 5 years in Fayette. He was a Navy veteran of WW II. He was a machinist at Ohio Art at Bryan 1947-1957, and then operated a nursing home in Albion, Ind., until retiring in 1962. He as a member of the American Legion and VFW Posts at Bryan and Hicksville. He is survived by six sons, Curtis L. of Milwaukee, Wis., Larry L. of Defiance, Russell D. of Birmingham, Mich., Richard H. of Knoxville, Iowa, Gregory and Gordon, Albion; 1 daughter, Mrs. Sandra Bowes, Knoxville, Iowa; 9 grandchildren; 1 brother, Kenneth H. of Centerville, Iowa; and 1 sister, Mrs. Jean Morrison of Danville, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, 4 sisters and 1 brother. Services were Aug. 1 at Short Funeral Home in Archbold, Ohio. Burial, Lockport Cemetery near Stryker, Ohio. + 7-30-1987
Carter Luella, R. 1, Wawaka, died Monday in Turtle Creek Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Alexandria Jan. 4, 1901, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Landsdorfer. She was married in Anderson Dec. 23, 1940 to Glenn Carter. He died Jan. 19, 1973. They came to this area 10 years ago from Anderson where she was retired from Delco-Remy. A nephew, Dana Peck, of Mason City, Iowa, is the only survivor. She was preceded in death by a brother and one sister. Funeral was Thursday in Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 6-?-1973
Carter Mary G, 69, formerly of 445 Freeman St., Kendallville, died Wednesday in Kendallville Nursing Home. Born Oct. 31, 1914 in Kendallville, she was the daughter of Eugene A. and Cora (Kraner) Herb. On Sept 7, 1941 in Kendallville, she married John Carter. A lifetime resident, she had been a kitchen aide at Lutheran Home and a member of a homemakers’ club. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Dee Ann Schutt of Kendallville; a son, John E. of Plainfield; a sister, Ruth Guth of Franklin; four grandchildren. A son, James preceded her in death in 1984, and a brother, Don Sr. also preceded her in death. Graveside services Friday at Lake View Cemetery. + 4-8-1987
Carter Nancy S, 59, of Kendallville, died April 15, 2010 at her home. She was born in Rushville on Aug. 7, 1950 to Carlton and Beatrice (Shane) Gwinnup. She graduated from East Noble High School in 1968 and married David S. Carter on Oct. 24, 1992 in Kendallville. She was employed as a clerk with Fischer's Pharmacy and PharmaCare. She was a licensed pilot since 1995. Survivors include her husband; 2 daughters, Jane and Jamathan Cox of Peru, Ind., and Stacy Krieger of Kendallville; a son, Steve Krieger of Kendallville; a stepson; 16 grandchildren; a sister, Linda Routsong of Kendallville; a brother Colin Carter of Glen Ellyn, Ill. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Julie McKenzie in 1974. Funeral April 19 at Hite Funeral Home. ^ 4-17-2010
Carter Norman J, 80, of Kendallville, died Nov. 29 in McCray Hospital. He was born Oct. 14, 1917 in North Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sherman and Elsie (Deems) Carter. On Nov. 26, 1946 in Kendallville he married Phyllis Kimmel. He was a 1936 graduate of Kendallville High School. He had worked at The News Sun from 1936 to 1966 except for the years he served with the 105th Station Hospital in North Africa and Italy during WW II. He retired in 1982 as chief copy editor for the New Sentinel in Fort Wayne. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, David S. and Nancy Carter of Kendallville, and Colin J. and Dessa Carter of Portage; 2 grandchildren, Christopher Carter of Avilla and Leah Carter of Portage; and one great-grandchild, Drew Carter of Avilla, A brother, Robert, preceded him in death. Memorial services Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. ~ 2-4-1997
Carter Phyllis Ann, 82, of Kendallville, died Aug. 26, 2004 at her home. She had been a telephone correspondent for the Journal Gazette and South Bend Tribune and had worked for General Electric in Fort Wayne. She was born Oct. 8, 1921 in Kendallville to Linus and Mildred (Lehner) Kimmel. She married Norman Carter in 1946. He died Nov. 29, 1997. A 1939 graduate of Kendallville High School, she attended Hanover College in Madison and served in the WAVES Women's Auxiliary. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville and volunteered with Meals on Wheels and CASA. Surviving are 2 sons and their wives, David and Nancy of Kendallville and Colin and Dessa of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; one sister, Becky Muesing Delp of Kendallville; 3 grandchildren, Christopher, Ian and Leah Carter. Also preceding her in death were a brother, William Kimmel; and a sister, Olive Scott. Memorial services Monday at First Presbyterian Church. Burial, later. ^ 8-29-2004
Carter Phyllis K, 84, died July 17, 2007 at Avalon Village in Ligonier. She was was born Nov. 24, 1922 in Churubusco to Art and Edith (Stroh) Bonar. She was married to David Carter for 61 years. He died in 2003. A former treasurer of Noble County, she was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Deb and John Landa of Syracuse; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Dennis Carter of Ligonier and Phillip and Cheryl Carter of Fort Wayne; 4 brothers, J C and Stanley Bonar of Albion, Dale Bonar of Loveland, Colo., and Stephen "Mike" Bonar of Seattle, Wash.; 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son, David; and 3 sisters, Joyce Thomas, Barbara Leatherman and Louise Bonar. Private family services Thursday. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 7-18-2007
Carter Rachel Elizabeth, 85, 721 Mott St., died Monday in McCray Hospital. The daughter of Jacob Franklin and Julia A. (Dragoo) Riehm, she was born Oct. 1, 1886 in Kendallville. On July 28, 1909 in Albion she married Sheridan C. Carter, who died in July 1955. A lifetime resident of this area, she was a member of the First Christian Church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Charles N. (Ruth) Smith, R. 2, Waits Road; one son, George, 721 Mott St.; one sister, Mrs. Ruby Cary, R. 2, Burr Oak, Mich.; two brothers, Philip A., R. 3, and Brian J., Waits Road; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services Thursday in Berhalter Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1972
Carter Robert E of 204 S. Orchard St., Kendallville, died Saturday at his residence. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia June 21, 1914, he was the son of Sherman E. and Elsie (Deems) Carter. On Sept. 3, 1943 in Kendallville, he married Diana Fish. He moved to Kendallville 66 years ago, was a self-employed accountant and Army veteran of WW II. He was a lifetime member of First Christian Church, a member of the VFW and American Legion Post. During the late 1940’s he served as executive secretary of the Kendallville Chamber of Commerce. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Carol) Sikorski of Anaheim, Calif.; a son, Brian E. of New Haven, Conn.; a brother, Norman J. of Kendallville; and a granddaughter, Catherine Sikorski. Services Tuesday in the First Christian Church. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 5-16-1987
Carter Tiffany L, daughter of Gregory and Robin (Brown) Carter, R. 2, Albion, died Sept. 15, 1981 at Parkview Hospital. She had been ill since her birth in St. Joe on Aug. 31, 1981. Surviving are the parents; a sister, Tammi at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kish of Albion, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown of Leo; and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman E. Brown of Battle Creek, Mich., and Richard Manion of Kalamazoo. + 9-15-1981
Carter William, 71, a resident here the past 14 years, died last Saturday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Evelyn McDonald, of a heart ailment. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Alice Smith of Miami Beach, Fla., and a number of nieces and nephews. Services Tuesday from the L. H. Moore Funeral Home. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. + 4--?-1953
Cartwright Daniel Smith, 36, of Albion, died December 28, 2004 at his home. He was born June 29, 1968 in Columbia City to Richard L. and Barbara K. (Smith) Cartwright. Surviving are his parents in Albion; a sister, Carmen of Jefferson City, Tenn.; a brother and sister-in-law, Andrew and Laura Cartwright of Fort Wayne; his grandmothers, Irene Smith of Columbia City and Donna Cartwright of LaOtto. He was a farmer and had been a lifetime resident of the Green Center area. He was a member of Sugar Grove Church of God where services were held. ~ 1-27-2005
Cartwright Donna M, 83, died at the Hickory Creek Nursing Center in Kendallville, on January 24, 2009. She was a former longtime resident and business professional in LaOtto. She was born April 13, 1925, in Huntertown, a daughter of Thomas E. and Elnora Mae (Vermillian) Buchanan. She was married on April 20, 1943, to Robert D. Cartwright, who died February 25, 2000. She was a bookkeeper for 27 years for the Cartwright Service Station in LaOtto and served as a precinct committee woman for the Noble County Republican Party. She was a member of the Sugar Grove Church of God. Surviving are 3 children, Terry and Marsha Cartwright of LaOtto, Jacque and Jesse Hand of Garrett, and Richard L. and Barbara Cartwright of Albion,; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Charles Forrest ‘‘Todd’’ Buchanan, Katherine L. ‘‘Jabe’’ Lomont, Gerald Dwight ‘‘Histy’’ Buchanan, Mary Rose ‘‘Dit’’ Connell, James L. ‘‘Dud’’ Buchanan, Betty Jean Buchanan, Violet Fern ‘‘Boots’’ Loew and Norma Jean Byerly West; and a grandson, Daniel Smith Cartwright. Funeral Wednesday in Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ^ 1-27-2009
Cartwright Dorcas A, 43, died Saturday in her home on S. Indiana Ave. She was a resident of Auburn for 26 years. She was born July 8, 1942 in Fort Wayne to Howard and Genevieve M. (Freeman) Barrand. She was married in 1978 to Earl W. Cartwright in Fremont. She was a member of the New Life Ministries Church, Auburn. She is survived by her mother and husband in Auburn; three sons, Scott A. Pepple, Waterloo, Thomas C. Pepple, Auburn, and David B. Cartwright, Auburn; two stepsons, Charles W. Pepple Fort Bragg, N.C., and Eric Cartwright, Fort Wayne; two daughters, Robin M. Cartwright, Colo., and Karen S. Cartwright, at home; one stepdaughter, Alice P. Diehm, Kendallville; one brother, Floyd L. Barrand, Auburn; and three grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday at D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home, Auburn. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. + 10-5-1985
Cartwright Harold R, 824 California Rd., Fort Wayne, died Monday in his home. He was born in Fort Wayne and was employed at Allied Mills. He was a member of Most Precious Blood Church and was also a WW II veteran. Surviving are his wife, Ruth; three daughters, Brenda and Kay, at home, and Mrs. Karon Ernest, Auburn; two sons, Michael and Brian, at home; two brothers, Lester, Fremont, and Frederick, Fort Wayne; and four sisters, Mrs. Irene Carter, Mrs. Betty Heck and Mrs. Edna Warnick, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Rosemary Harpel, LaOtto. Services will be Thursday at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery. ~ 6-11-1970
Cartwright Lester John, 72, Fremont and formerly of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday at his home. Born in Fort Wayne, he lived in Fremont 44 years. He was former chef of Berghoff Gardens, Trolley Bar and Sunset Inn. Surviving are two sisters, Rosemary Harpel, LaOtto, and Betty Heck, Fort Wayne; a brother, Fred, Napa, Calif. Services were Saturday at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Prairie Grove Cemetery. ~ 8-30-1988
Cartwright Robert D "Doug", 78, a LaOtto resident and a former Noble County commissioner, died February 25, 2000 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in DeKalb County on May 22, 1921 to Lester Vern and Hazel (Pepple) Cartwright and moved to Fort Wayne as a youth. The family later returned to Noble County and he graduated from Avilla High School in 1939. On April 20, 1943 he married Donna M. Buchanan in Fort Wayne. The couple lived all of their married life in LaOtto. She survives. He was employed at Dana Corp. in Fort Wayne for 27 years, retiring as a general foreman on June 1, 1974. He was a partner with son, Terry, in Cartwright Service in LaOtto for 27 years. He was a former member of the Noble County Plan Commission and served 1979-82 as a Noble County commissioner. He served on the Noble County Sheriff's Merit Board and was currently a Swan Twp Republican precinct committeeman. Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Jacque and Jesse Hand of Garrett; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Terry A. and Marsha Cartwright of LaOtto and Richard L. and Barbara Cartwright of Albion; 2 half-sisters and their husbands, Lavon and Bob Householder, and Beverly and James Lutter of LaOtto; a stepbrother and his wife, Everett O. and Deloris Rhodes of Pleasant Lake; a stepsister and her husband, Betty and Donald Larue of Brownsville, Texas; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services at Sheets Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 3-9-2000
Carunchia Mabel, 81, died Dec. 6, 2003 at her home. She was born April 8, 1922 in Monroeville to Nelson and Emma (O'Bryant) Viet. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Marilyn of Rome City; a sister, Thelma Sobieski of Kendallville; 2 grandchildren, Mary Whetstine and Tony Carunchia. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Jim, Phillip and Joe Viet; and a sister, Helen Haynes. No services. Burial later at Lake View Cemetery. ^ 12-9-2003
Carunchia Martha J "Mike", 65, of Kendallville, died Thursday in her home. She was born in Kendallville on Feb. 22, 1921 to Frederick and Katherine F. (Grobert) Traster. She lived in Kendallville her whole life. She was married in Kendallville to Vincent J. Carunchia on June 5, 1941. He died in May 1971. They were part owners of the V&A Restaurant, Kendallville. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Lady of the Moose. Surviving are two sons, Nick of Kendallville, and Vincent J. Jr. of San Francisco; one daughter, Mrs. Patricia Cowger of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Harry of South Milford, and Darrell "Skip" of Kendallville; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. One sister preceded her in death. Services Monday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-10-1986
Carunchia Pat, 70, of Bonita Springs, Fla., died unexpectedly Dec. 21 aboard a ship off the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. He had been manager of Foodtown Super Markets in Kendallville and Nappanee and ran Lawson's Diner in Kendallville for his brothers. He was the former owner of Gulf Gardens Restaurant in Fla. and a member of the American Legion and Moose Lodge in Bonita Springs. Surviving are his second wife, Ruth; 2 daughters, Mary Clark of Naples, Fla., and Phyllis Weatherbee of Bonita Springs; a sister, Caroline Morgan of Fairmont, W.Va.; a brother, Joseph of Kingmont, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nick and Mary; his first wife, Geraldine in 1968; a sister, Frances Brown; and 2 brothers, Vince and Anthony. No services. 12-21-1997
Carunchia Vincent J, 57, manager of the V&A Restaurant in Kendallville, died Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Kingmont, W. Va., March 13, 1921 to Nick and Mary (Gargarella) Carunchia. He married Martha J. Traster July 5, 1941 in Kendallville. Coming to Kendallville in 1940 from W. Va., he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and worked at a foundry in Kendallville. He and his brother, Anthony, started the restaurant business in 1946. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, the Kiwanis Club, Kendallville Moose and Elks Lodges. Survivors include the widow; his parents; one daughter, Mrs. Mario (Patricia) Tarabella, Fort Wayne; two sons, Nick C., Kendallville, and Vincent J. Jr., San Francisco, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Frances Brown, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Caroline Morgan, Kingmont; three brothers, Anthony, Kendallville, Pat, Bonita Springs, Fla., and Joseph, Kingmont; seven grandchildren. Funeral mass today in Immaculate Conception Church, Kendallville. ~ 5-25-1978
Carunchia Vincent Joseph Jr., 36, of San Francisco, died there Friday. He was born in Kendallville July 21, 1954, the son of Vincent and Martha (Traster) Carunchia. A 1972 East Noble High School graduate, he attended Indiana University and graduated from San Francisco University. He had worked for Trans-American Corp. for 9 years and was most recently employed by Wells Fargo Bank. Surviving are his sister, Patricia Cowger of Fort Wayne, and a brother, Nick of Kendallville. Funeral in San Francisco. Cremains buried later in Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1991
Carver Hazel W, 89, 900 S. Superior, Albion, Mich., died at the community hospital there Sunday. She was born Sept. 18, 1886 in Noble County to Orly H. and Clara (Niles) Reynolds. She married Dr. Walter F. Carver Feb. 7, 1927 near Albion. He died in 1943. She was a graduate of Albion High School and Tri State College, Angola. She taught in area schools until her marriage. She was a member of the Hannah-Tracy Grant Chapter of the DAR and Prentiss Chapter 178 OES, Albion, and the Tri State College Alumni Association, Angola. Surviving are four nephews and two nieces. Services at Tidd-Williams Funeral Home, Albion, Mich., Wednesday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-?-1975
Carver Laura L, 85, of Kendallville, died January 27, 2013 in Parkview Noble Hospital. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla and of Kendallville Eagles Lodge 985. She was born on December 9, 1927, in Noble County to Gerald & Florence M. (Rimmel) Weimer. Surviving are 5 daughters, Joyce (Melvin) Conrad of Davenport, Florida, Deborah L. (Bill) Allen of Avilla, Martha Louise Crisp of California, Juanita Hill of Kendallville, and Dianna Sue (Steven) Barth of Auburn; 2 sons, Phillip E. (Rita) Weimer of Kendallville and Grover (Sherrie) Yontz, Jr. of Avilla; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Carver; a brother; 4 sisters; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter. No services. ^ 1-29-2013
Carver Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac A. and Martha A. Barr, was born at Parkersburg, W. Va. on Dec. 6, 1855. She moved with her parents to Avilla in 1863, where she lived until 1912, when she moved to Defiance, Ohio, with her son, Ray, where she died on Sept. 6, 1919. She was married to Weir D. Carver in 1874, and they had two sons, Weir D. and Ray B., Weir D. having preceded his mother in death November 26, 1915. She leaves a son, R. B.; two grandchildren, and a brother, John Barr of near Wolcottville. Funeral Tuesday from the Methodist Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 9-10-1919
Carver Netta Warrant, 57, (Mrs. Walter F) died at her home in Albion Monday. She had been an invalid for many months. She had grown despondent and in a period of mental aberration Friday night attempted suicide by severing her throat with a razor. Pneumonia developed and her death ensued. Funeral will be held at the home and interment will be made in the Albion Cemetery. + 10-?-1926 10-19-1925
Carver Ray Barr died Dec. 29. He was an Avilla boy, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Weir D. Carver, former residents of this place, but now deceased. He was born on June 20, 1882 and at the time of his death was aged 42 years 6 months and 9 days. He spent his boyhood days here and attended the Avilla public schools. When yet in his teens he married Carrie Henry of this place. They continued to reside here until 1903 when they moved to Defiance, Ohio. He was employed by the B&O Railroad Co. as a switch maintainer for the past twenty years. Mrs. Carver died a number of years ago. They were the parents of two children, Mrs. Don Schooley of Fort Wayne, and Weir D. Carver of Defiance, Ohio, who now survive the death of Mr. Carver. He was a member of the BPOE, F&AM and Knight’s Templar orders. The body was taken to Defiance, Ohio, where the funeral occurred from the residence on Dec. 31. Burial took place in the Defiance Cemetery beside that of his late companion. ~ 1-8-1925
Carver Walter F, M.D. died May 11,1943. He was born Sept. 10, 1866 in Crawfordsville, Ind. He graduated from Fort Wayne Medical School and studied music at the Boston Conservatory of Music. A youthful ambition, however, was to study law. He began the active practice of medicine in Noble County at LaOtto, but moved to Albion in 1896 and has resided here continuously since. He has served several terms as county coroner, twenty-one years as a member of Albion town council, all of them as president of the board. He was a member of the local Masonic order, the Fort Wayne Consistory and the Mizpah Shrine, Knights of Pythias and Methodist Episcopal Church. He sponsored the first street paving, the first street lighting and to him practically alone is credit due for the up-to-minute light and water system. When he first became a member of the board, Albion had a light plant, a sort of one-horse affair, owned by a stock company, the town of Albion owning some stock. Services were at the M.E. Church May 14. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 5-?-1943
Carver Weir D died at his residence in Avilla Feb. 17, aged 37 years, 6 months and 5 days of Bright’s disease. He was born in and all his life was a resident of Allen Twp. At the age of 14 he enlisted in Co. F., 30th Ind. Vol. Inf., and served 3 years, the original term of enlistment, and then re-enlisted and served to the close of the war. He was among the wounded on the bloody field of Shiloh, having received a gunshot wound in the leg. He was a member of the Kendallville F&AM and Kendallville R.A.M. For several years he has been in the insurance business, had been justice of the peace and notary public. Funeral took place from his residence on Wednesday of last week. He leaves a wife, 2 children, 2 brothers and 5 sisters. ^ 2-20-1885
Carver Weir D died Friday from tuberculosis. He was born to Weir D. and Elizabeth (Barr) Carver at Avilla, Ind. April 21, 1876. He graduated from the local high school in 1893 and then attended normal school and taught in the schools of the county, being at the head of the Rome City schools for several terms. In 1900 he graduated from the law course at Ann Arbor and a year later established a law office in his home town. He was twice elected prosecuting attorney for the 33rd judicial district. Later he formed partnership with Frank W. Prickett and they entered upon an extensive law practice at Kendallville. In July 1914 tubercular trouble caused him to cease his labors and he went to the mountains of New York for treatment. He was a member of the M. E. Church, the Masonic and Elks fraternities. He leaves a mother; a brother, Ray B., and a wife to whom he was married in 1913. His age was 39 years, 7 months and 5 days. > No date
Carver Weir D, 23, son of Ray Carver of Defiance, Ohio, died last Wednesday at the Lucas County T. B. Hospital at Toledo, Ohio, after a long illness. The young man was born in Avilla and about 15 years ago moved to Garrett with his parents, where they lived two years and from there moving to Defiance where they have made their home since. The remains were brought to Defiance where funeral services were held last Friday. Besides the father, one sister, Mrs. Don Schooley of Hicksville, Ohio, survives. ~ 8-20-1925
Carver William was born in Hebron, Tolland County, Conn. June 23, 1804. He was married to Mary M. Wheeler Oct. 1, 1831. They settled in Wayne County, Penn. where were spent the first years of their married life. They emigrated to what were at that time the wilds of Indiana in which state they resided until the death of the wife, which occurred 22 years afterward. After her death, he returned to Conn. and was elected to the legislature of that state in 1868. For the last few years he has found a home with his daughter, Mrs. Frederick Mather of Gilead, Mich. He died at Orland, Ind. where he resided, according to a notice received by his brother-in-law, H. H. Wheeler. He had resided in Allen Twp about 30 years ago and was one of the early settlers of the county. He was about 84 years old. ^ 4-8 & 22-1887
Cary - Mrs., an aged lady living near Swan, was found dead in her bed Sunday. She is a sister to Mrs. John VanFerson. ^ 1-11-1889
Cary Ann, 59 years, 10 months and 13 days, died in Allen Twp on the 21st at the house of her son, Mr. William Pennell. Funeral was on the 23rd. ^ 1-27-1881
Cary Clifford J, 59, died April 13, stricken at work at the Wolcottville Grain Co. He had lived his entire life on the same farm at R. 1, Wolcottville and had been employed at the Grain Co. for 26 years. He was born July 13, 1911 in LaGrange County to John D. and Ulilla (Sigler) Cary. He married Frieda Heiman in 1934. She died in October 1953. On May 10, 1958 at LaGrange he married Mrs. Gaynell Green. Surviving are his wife; one son, John L., R. 2, Avilla; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Shirley) Bickley; one stepson, Richard Green; and one stepdaughter, Mrs. Dale Robbins, both LaGrange; one brother, Kenneth of Grosse Point, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Louis Kuhn, Wolcottville, Mrs. Chester Coe, R. 3, Kendallville, and Mrs. Laurel Becker, Albion; five grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Williams Funeral Home. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 4-13-1971
Cary John L, 71, died February 6, 2007 at Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. He had retired in 1998 from Zollner Piston in Fort Wayne. He graduated from Wolcottville High School. He moved to the Avilla area in 1960. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and had served in the U.S. Army and the Air Force. He was born November 1, 1935 in Kendallville to Clifford and Frieda (Heiman) Cary. He married Theresa Meyer on April 23, 1960 at St. Mary's Church. Surviving are his wife; a son, Thomas of Avilla; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Rob Bevis of Charlotte, N.C.; a son-in-law, Phillip and Leslie Latta of Avilla; and grandchildren, Jacob and Aaron Bevis, Jonathon Latta and Alyssa Jones. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Latta on March 1, 2001; a grandchild, Ellen Latta; and a sister, Shirley Bickley. Services Saturday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ^ 2-8&9-2007
Cary Kenneth, 81, of Harper Woods, Mich., died Feb. 13. He was born in Wolcottville, the son of John and Ulilla Cary. He graduated from Wolcottville High School in 1922 and for a time taught in the Woodruff and Mishawaka schools. He was assistant principal and dean of boys at Pierce Junior High School and taught briefly at Grosse Point South High School. He was dean of boys in Grosse Point Public Schools, retiring in 1966. He had won many awards for his gardening skills and was past president of the Men’s Garden Club, Mum Society and Rose Society, holding offices on local state and national levels. Survivors are a daughter, Nancy Downie; a sister, Dorothy Coe of Kendallville; and two grandchildren. Services in Michigan. + 1986
Cary Shelton W, 35, died Sunday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, after being shot in the head with a 12-gauge shotgun slug. It was a shooting between two men, and the other party was shot in the right arm and thigh. It happened on County Road 550N about one mile southeast of Kendallville. He is survived by his widow, Patsy (Reed); his mother; one stepdaughter, Juanita Louise Payne, R. 2, Avilla; two stepsons, Dick Key, Toledo, Ohio, and Paul Stewart, Youngstown, Ohio; one son, Shelton Wayne Jr., R. 1, Avilla; a brother, Alton, Brooksville, Ky. He was born Nov. 5, 1940 in Kentucky to Hobert T. and Bera (Mellam) Cary and worked for Dana Corp., Fort Wayne, in the maintenance department. Hite Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. + 6-?-1976
Cary William W, son of Abram and Patience Forker Cary, was born Feb. 26, 1848 on what was known as the J. K. Riddle farm in Jefferson Twp; died at Sacred Heart Hospital, Garrett, Feb. 12, 1925, aged 76 years, 11 months and 17 days. He was the seventh child of a family of eight children. He was married Sept. 11, 1870 to Sarah R. Shirk and she preceded him in death two years the 5th of Feb. Since that time, he has made his home with his foster-grandson and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Breeden. He received his education in the common schools of his home township and attended a select school at Wolcottville. As well as a good farmer, he was a carpenter and could handle the tools well. He was a charter member of the horticulture society of Noble County. In politics he was a Democrat and was elected township assessor for three terms. Surviving are his foster grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Breeden and child of Albion, Mrs. Edward Auer and Mrs. Albert Bulson of Fort Wayne; two nephews and one niece, Oliff Skinner of Columbus, Kan., and Wilbur and Emma Potts of Straton, Iowa; two brother-in-laws, Ruben R. and Adam Shirk of South Bend. Funeral was at his home in Albion Saturday. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. + 2-?-1925

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